Non-Affiliated Experts

Individuals not affiliated with ITIF who have participated in ITIF events or co-authored an ITIF publication.

Susan Palmer Mazrui

Director for Public Policy

Susan Palmer Mazrui is the Director for Public Policy at AT&T. Ms. Mazrui began work at Pacific Bell in 1994 where she gained experience in marketing, external and regulatory affairs. In 1998, she moved to the wireless field where she developed corporate strategies for state and federal compliance related activities. Ms. Mazrui currently works on disability related public policy issues and serves as the liaison with national disability organizations for AT&T. Read more »

Jennifer Manner

Jennifer Manner
Deputy Chief, Public Safety Bureau
Federal Communications Commission

Jennifer A. Manner is Deputy Chief of the FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Secuirty Bureau and has a focus on broadband and other related issues. Ms. Manner previously worked as a Principal at ZComm Strategies LLC, where she was a consultant on telecommunications regulatory policy issues. Before that, Ms. Manner was Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at SkyTerra Communications, LLC, where she handled the company's domestic and international regulatory and policy issues. Before joining SkyTerra, Ms. Read more »

Elana Berkowitz

McKinsey & Co.

Steve Midgley

Steve Midgley
Consulting Principal

Steve Midgley is a consulting principal with Mixrun, a CTO consultancy for a number of for-profit and education sector organizations. He previously served as the Deputy Director of Education Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. His principal areas of focus were data transparency, digital interoperability and online learning. Prior to arriving at Education, he was the Director of Education at the FCC, where he headed the team which developed the Education chapter of the National Broadband Plan. Read more »

Mohit Kaushal

Mohit Kaushal
Aberdare Ventures

Dr. Mohit Kaushal is a partner at Aberdare Ventures. Read more »

Eugene Huang

Eugene Huang
Senior Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer
Office of Science and Technology Policy

Eugene J. Huang currently serves in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as the Senior Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer, where he is responsible for open government and international technology and innovation policy with a specific emphasis on China. Concurrently, Mr. Huang also serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the implementation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he is responsible for the overall technology strategy for the new Bureau. Read more »

Nick Sinai

Nick Sinai
Deputy Chief Technology Officer
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Nick Sinai is United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer at the White House, in the Office of Science and Technology Policy.  In this role, Nick helps lead the President’s Open Data Initiatives to liberate data to fuel innovation and economic growth, and helps lead the Open Government Initiative to ensure the Federal Government is more transparent, participatory, and collaborative. Read more »

Kristen Kane

National Purposes Director
Federal Communications Commission

Kristen Kane serves as the National Purposes Director of the FCC’s National Broadband Team. Prior to joining the FCC, Kristen was CEO of a new media company that she restructured and helped to sell and previously served as Chief Operating Officer of the New York City Department of Education, where she was responsible for the implementation of the Bloomberg administration's reform strategy as well as oversight of daily operations. She also served as a vice president and equity research analyst at JP Morgan and worked at Salomon Smith Barney prior to that. She earned an M.B.A. Read more »

Gregg Vanderheiden

Trace R&D Center

Professor Vanderheiden's interests cover a wide range of research areas in technology, human disability, and aging. Current research includes development of new interface technologies, models for information transfer across sensory modalities, network-based services, techniques for augmenting human performance, enhancing the usability of the environment, and matching enhanced abilities to environmental demands.

Kate Seelman

Associate Dean
University of Pittsburgh

Katherine D. Seelman is associate dean and professor of rehabilitation science and technology at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. She served as director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research in the Clinton Administration. Professor Seelman has been involved in science, technology and public policy throughout her career as a researcher, policy analyst and administrator of programs and projects. She has received many awards and is widely published.

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